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Iraqi comedian Ahmed Albasheer 'fights extremism with humour'

A news anchor from Iraq, Ahmed Albasheer, has been describing how he switched to a comedy career to tackle corruption and extremism.

His satirical programme is made in Jordan by a team of Iraqis of all backgrounds.

''We made fun of every extremist in Iraq,'' he says. ''As a comedian, I have to fight them with humour''.

  • 16 Jun 2015
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